Characters are one of the most important aspects of storytelling. But how do you go about developing the right characters for your story? This question seems to be one of the more popular questions on writing forums and it’s easy to see why. Just like how there are an infinite amount of ways to write a story, there are infinite possibilities for the characters who inhabit our fictional worlds.
Honestly, characters are one of the hardest parts of writing novels for me. Trying to create a being on paper that reads as being real is something that requires a lot of practice, patience, and words on the page before you’ll succeed. With that said though, I’d like to talk about some ways of developing characters that I’ve tried during this writing journey. Continue reading